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Apply for the Software Engineering degree at ALU.



Acquire the technical skills and job-ready competencies that employers need.

It is expected that over the next decade, companies all over the world will continue to experience technology talent shortages. This is resulting in an ever increasing demand for tech talent across the globe and especially from Africa. But employers are looking for more than just degrees. They are looking for exceptional, well-rounded talent that have the right combination of technical and professional skills. 

When you study at ALU, you will benefit from a proven leadership-driven education for the real world. You’ll graduate as a leader equipped with the skills, resources and network to shape your career and your future, no matter where it takes you.

You will also benefit from your peer community, gain new experiences, and connect to opportunities that will have a positive influence as a result of your Software Engineering Degree from ALU.

A degree that’s
in demand.

Business Insider and other global media have identified the top, in-demand job roles for 2022. The jobs are billed to witness the most growth this year and in the coming years.

A degree in Software Engineering prepares you to succeed in these top tech roles!

A worldclass programme,
built for Africa.

The ALU Software Engineering programme is delivered in partnership with the Holberton Software  Engineering School. BSE students will complete 3 Foundation sprints (within their specialization) to build their knowledge on computer science and web development, before choosing one of four specialization areas: AR/VR,  Machine Learning, Low level & Algorithm and Full-Stack Web Development. Students  complete their specialization with an open-ended capstone project in their area of interest.

Invest in a degree that prepares you for the future, no matter where it leads.

Graduates of Software Engineering can choose from a variety of careers. Some of the jobs available to them include software engineers, network analysts, web and mobile application developers, analyst programmers, database administrators, and instructors. 

Graduates are fully prepared to pursue higher education at the Master of Science level and to do research in specialized areas of computer science after successfully completing the course. They can also go on to launch products, business or partnership ventures as they begin their entrepreneurial journey.

Get ready to
take on the world!

When you study at ALU, you will graduate with more than just a degree. You will embark on a self-driven, personalised learning journey supported by self-sourced resources, tools and network.

Through this, you will turn into a leader with drive, resilience, humility and a sense of purpose. So whether you choose to work individually or with other ALU students, you will develop reciprocal relationships with the communities around you and be connected to compelling and meaningful opportunities where you will learn by doing through field based and real-world experiences.


Graduate with a portfolio that highlights your leadership report, skills map, and mission manifesto.

21st Century

Be equipped with the top skills that employers are looking for.


Publish a thesis that highlights your key learnings and insights from your learning experience.


Graduate with a portfolio highlighting the work you have done that illustrate your competence to future employers.

Pan-African &
Global Network

Build lifelong relationships with current and future influential leaders who can help fuel your ambitions.

One Year of Work

Gain one full year of work experience from at least 3 internships before graduation.


Gain entrepreneurial experience through starting a venture of your own that you can later build to great success.


Graduate with any of 2 accredited degrees that are built around your unique mission and professional pathway.

Two world-class campuses +
unlimited Pan-African (and global) opportunities =
one amazing experience.

Begin your journey in the Rwanda campus with the option to expand your horizons to any of our vibrant student communities in over 20 locations in Africa and the rest of the world.



unlike anything
you’ve experienced



Total annual tuition.

We want to know what defines you.

Applications to ALU are now open! Please fill the form to get started. Our application process is designed to help you explore and unlock your creativity and discover what makes you a leader. We are looking for students that are excited by the possibility of shaping their own future, not at some point, but today. We are looking for students who want to change the world. Are you one of them?


ALU’s tuition is $3000 per year. Additional expenses will be incurred based on the student’s university location for the first term. Scholarships and grants are available to those with significant financial need.


Here’s what our 4 step application process entails:

2022 Intakes

ALU will enroll three cohorts for 2022:

After your application has been submitted and reviewed by our team, you will receive an admission decision email with all necessary information on your admission status, please read this carefully. All admissions decisions for the September 2022 intake will be sent out on the following dates:

2023 Intakes

Applications are open for our January 2023 intake.
Application deadline: 1 November, 2022 | Intake start: 9 January, 2023

If you have applied right before the application deadline, you can expect your decision within one week after the deadline.

ALU has two campuses: Rwanda and Mauritius.

On our Rwanda campus, students who apply and are admitted for the 2022-2023 academic year will commence their studies over three trimesters starting as indicated below. 

  • January intakes – 31st January 2022 – 16th December 2022 (Applications Closed)


  • May intake – 16th May 2022 – 29th April 2023 (Applications Closed)


  • September intake – 5th September 2022 – 26th August 2023 (Application deadline: 5 July | 2022 Intake start: 5 September, 2022)

Each cohort will have the opportunity to choose either the BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering or BSc (Hons) in Entrepreneurial Leadership degree programmes during their third trimester and once ALU’s re-accreditation process of the two programmes has been finalised. 

Accreditation information:

Accredited programmes in Rwanda

ALU is accredited in Rwanda to offer the following undergraduate degree programmes

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship
  • BA (Hons) Global Challenges
  • BA (Hons) International Business and Trade

Re-accreditation  of Programme

In its quest to better serve more students in the COVID and post COVID environment, ALU is currently undergoing review of the  following programmes.

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science to BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Global Challenges to BSc (Hons) in Entrepreneurial Leadership

We anticipate that the re-accreditation process will be completed by July 2022.

Teach out programmes

From January 2022, ALU Rwanda will place all the current accredited programmes (indicated below) on teach out. This means that we will continue to offer these qualifications to students already enrolled until they graduate; however ALU will not be admitting new students to these qualifications from January 2022 onwards. 

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship
  • BA (Hons) Global Challenges
  • BA (Hons) International Business and Trade

We’re excited to get to know you.

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About ALU

ALU provides higher education for a higher purpose. Our students declare missions, not majors.

They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now.

Together with a world-class faculty and staff, our students are igniting a ripple of positive impact across Africa and the world. Join us

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